David Francey


Chris Coole, Darren McMullen and Mark Westberg

 Francey Francey_Band

GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present three-time Juno Award winner, David Francey, in concert.

David is a truly authentic folk singer. Hailed around the world and across Canada as the closest thing we've got to Woody Guthrie, the best songwriter since John Prine, and in league with the likes of Stan Rogers and James Keelaghan. He writes extraordinary songs about ordinary people, with an eloquence that is breathtaking.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance / $25 at the door

Tickets available at Bach & Beyond, Buy The Book, Vintage Vinyl

"A consummate craftsman…David Francey is one of the biggest stars of Canadian folk music" - SOCAN Magazine

"…one of Canada's best loved troubadours." - Greg Quill - Toronto Star

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David Francey is a Scottish-born-carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as one of Canada's most revered folk poets and singers. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.

David never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His debut album, Torn Screen Door, was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released ten albums and won three Juno Awards. His numerous other awards include the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award and the grand prize in both the International Acoustic Music and the Folk categories of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His most recent album, So Say We All, was released this spring. It is a beautiful album full of songs about pain and loss and hope and perseverance, all destined to become classics.

Wherever he goes he brings fans to their feet and fellow musicians to their knees. His warm brogue exudes passion; his quick smile and humble demeanor captivate all. His words resonate with an all-encompassing compassion for the plight of the working man. For his Regina performance, he will be accompanied by guitarist Mark Westberg, banjoist Chris Coole and celebrated Maritime multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen.

Check out David's videos here.

Pandora's Box audio clip:

Skating Rink audio clip:

Waking Hour audio clip:

Tonight In My Dreams audio clip:

Web site: www.davidfrancey.com